I have set upon myself multiple projects, all in varying stages of progress; in so doing I have neglected completing the simplest of them all, namely my last print. As we head out to Portland Thursday morning I thought it best to finish at least one project.
I have and I must say I am pleased .
The print from my last post, Las Ánimas del Purgatorio, just became a lot more colorful.
Las Ánimas del Purgatorio (The Souls in Purgatory)
three block relief print on paper
9 by 12 inches
A few other examples:
This one is the proof from my last post, I just printed the orange plate over the existing black. I like how the orange ink muted the black , leaving crisp black where the plate wasn’t inked.
I must pack tomorrow, ready the house for the dog’s nanny, rush our aged cat Antigone to the kitty resort, pack, and steel my agoraphobic nerves for a trip to Portland. I doubt I will have much studio time before heading to LAX.
Until next time, be well, Lg
Sept. 16th, an update. I felt compelled to note that the above print was submitted in a contest to design a t-shirt for the Day of the Dead ; my submission was rejected as being inappropriate to the spirit of the holiday. Nonsense.
In the words of the spokesperson :
“We appreciate your entry, however, we cannot accept it as is because it is not in the wholesome, celebratory, light-heartened nature in which we have hosted this promotion.”
I think she meant “light hearted” ; I called her a nincompoop.
My rejection letters are stacking up but a few are such doozies that I take certain pride in them: the one from the city of Encinitas for nudity and this one for un-wholesomeness. I wear the unwholesome label proudly.